Florida RB Tim Jordan Gears Up for UNC Official

UNC will be Jordan's first of three official visits this month.

Officially back on the market, Tim Jordan has scheduled a full slate of January official visits, including a trip to North Carolina the weekend of Jan. 13.

"I'm just hoping I learn the way they operate things and what they are going to be able to offer me on and off the field sports wise and academically," Jordan said.

Jordan, a 6-foot, 187-pound running back from Bartow (Fla.), committed to Western Kentucky during a mid-November official visit to the school. A couple of weeks later, he watched head coach Jeff Brohm depart for Purdue. With new opportunities flowing in and uncertainty at WKU, Jones ended his month-and-a-half long stint on the Hilltoppers' commitment list on Sunday.

"I talked to my offensive coordinator [on Sunday] about the situation and I decided I am going to reconsider my commitment to WKU to be able to make a decision with a clear mind," Jordan said.

In addition to UNC, Jordan has official visits scheduled with Tennessee (Jan. 20) and Purdue (Jan. 27).

Following a senior season that saw Jordan rush for 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns, Power 5 offers from Iowa State, UNC, and Tennessee were extended. Purdue, where Brohm and several former WKU assistants are leading the program, followed with an offer this past weekend.

Larry Porter, UNC's running back coach, personally offered Jordan during a contact visit in early December.

"I do have a lot of interest in North Carolina," Jordan said. "They talk to me daily. And they have a lot of NFL coaches on their staff, so they know what it takes to get you to the next level. They could make me a better player and better individual. And with [Elijah Hood] coming back I will have to work that much harder and I would have somebody to watch and learn from also; so that's good."

Since offering, Porter along with fellow UNC assistant coach Chad Scott have maintain constant communication.

"They say that there are two running backs on the roster right now," Jordan said. "But they feel I can come in and produce and I can be something special."

In addition to the two aforementioned running backs (Jordon Brown and Hood), UNC has secured commitments from Antwuan Branch and Michael Carter.


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